English Riviera | Devon
Generic dogs reporting (excludes lost/stray dogs & dog noise - separate developments)
Please refer to the noise toolkit page for information about on barking dogs .
Please refer to the following page for information about which beaches permit dogs Dogs on beaches.
You should report any dangerous dogs to the police Devon & Cornwall Police. Call 999 in an emergency or 101 if this is not an emergency.
Please call the Community Protection team on 01803 208025.
Please contact the RSPCA.
Please call the Community Protection team on 01803 208025. For reports out of office hours (before 9am Monday to Friday, after 5pm Monday-Thursday, and after 4pm on Fridays) call 01803 550405.
Please call the Call Centre on 01803 701316
As a result of the budget proposals for 2013/14 approved by the Full Council in March, the number of litter and dog waste bins is being reduced by about 160 from approximately 900. The majority of these are dog waste bins which are situated close to a litter bin or where there is more than one bin in the area. Stickers are being attached to the litter bins to advise people that they can be used for disposing of dog waste as well as general litter. The council is appealing to dog owners to continue to act responsibly by bagging their dog waste and binning it in the network of about 740 bin facilities that are located across the Bay. If they are unable to find a bin they are requested to take the bag home and bin it in their residual waste bins.
Please note, all bins in Torbay may be used to dispose of dog waste bags.
If you wish to query/contest a dog fouling fine, you need to put your appeal in writing and address as follows:
C/O Town Hall
Fixed Penalty Notices for dog fouling are only served where there is clear evidence that the person in charge of the dog would not have picked up the dog faeces without the intervention of the dog warden/street warden.
Unfortunately, there is no right of appeal against the service of a Fixed Penalty Notice and the council can only consider withdrawing a fixed penalty in exceptional circumstances. If you wish to dispute the facts in relation to the service of the fixed penalty notice, you can allow the matter to proceed to court and make your case to the magistrate. You should be aware however, that you may incur more costs and a higher fine at Magistrates Court than the cost of the fixed penalty.
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Your report will be sent to SWISCo to investigate.
The Community Safety team do not routinely launch an investigation into every report which is made to them. Each case is assessed and prioritised based on a range of risk factors, so that resources are directly at the highest areas of risk. However, we do monitor all information given to us and use it to inform the wider concerns which may exist.